Finding main line cleanout plug

I can't access internet right now, so I posted a sketch at alt.binaries.android. Will probably get yelled at by the Androids.
The sketch shows all the drains in the house. There is no main clean out plug visible on the walls or obvious in the ground. Neighbors with same floor plan don't know where theirs is either. Crawl space is for extry skinny people only and the drains I can are buried.
Any idea where to start looking for the main cleanout? I have a 1/4-inch steel bar about 3-feet long I can carefully poke into the ground -- is that deep enough to hit the drain pipe?
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On 09/25/2014 04:32 PM, Guv Bob wrote:

We have a cleanout in our basement wall, but the people redoing our water line earlier this year dug up a cleanout that we didn't know was there -- just inches below the surface of the lawn.
Does your municipality have plans of where everybody's drain lines are? Then at least you'd know on what line to search.
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Posted also here: alt.binaries.pictures.autos
Again, not the right group, but at least this one has some nice photos of cars.
I can't access internet right now, so I posted a sketch at alt.binaries.android. Will probably get yelled at by the Androids.
The sketch shows all the drains in the house. There is no main clean out plug visible on the walls or obvious in the ground. Neighbors with same floor plan don't know where theirs is either. Crawl space is for extry skinny people only and the drains I can are buried.
Any idea where to start looking for the main cleanout? I have a 1/4-inch steel bar about 3-feet long I can carefully poke into the ground -- is that deep enough to hit the drain pipe?
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with same floor plan don't know where theirs is either. Crawl space is for extry skinny people only and the drains I can are buried.

ground -- is that deep enough to hit the drain pipe?

Good idea - thanks! About how far away from the water pipe was the main drain?
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On 09/25/2014 04:42 PM, Guv Bob wrote:

Perhaps about 2ft to 3ft horizontally.
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Guv Bob wrote:

Ours is located almost in the middle of basement floor, basement being finished I just know where it is, boxed in with wood frames. I can go about there and tap to find exact location. Never had to use it tho.
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with same floor plan don't know where theirs is either. Crawl space is for extry skinny people only and the drains I can are buried.

ground -- is that deep enough to hit the drain pipe?

Thanks. I contacted the city and they said it's within 5-feet of the water meter, should be an mark on the curb also and sure enough there it was. Extremely helpful fellow.
I learned that if the blockage is found in the city portion (from under the sidewalk to the sewer) they would clear their portion and install a new cleanout for the city under the sidewalk with a metal cover at city's cost.
Only thing is... if the blockage is due to tree roots (tree is on the strip between sidewalk and street), then a city arborist has to come out and evaluate if clearing the drain will damage the tree. This is 100% pure BS. So any city blockage will be cleared by me or the rooter dude. Also I don't think it's a good idea to install a cover in the sidewalk where someone could trip and break and arm. Kids are always zipping by on skateboards. Or some go running by pushing a baby stroller. I can image hitting the cover and baby goes flying.
Even so, city is always helpful and they never ask for names or addresses - which is good!
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I can't access internet right now, so I posted a sketch at alt.binaries.android. Will probably get yelled at by the Androids.
The sketch shows all the drains in the house. There is no main clean out plug visible on the walls or obvious in the ground. Neighbors with same floor plan don't know where theirs is either. Crawl space is for extry skinny people only and the drains I can are buried.
Any idea where to start looking for the main cleanout? I have a 1/4-inch steel bar about 3-feet long I can carefully poke into the ground -- is that deep enough to hit the drain pipe?
== After checking the neighborhood and talking to people, I know where it's likely to be -- near the porch next to the house, but still can't find it by pushing a steel rod down 24 inches into the ground.
I was expecting it to be within a few inches of the yard ground level. Anyone know what the typical maximum depth would be?
HD rents a 50-ft motorized snake for $35. Seems a little high to me, but I'll give it a try if I can find the cleanout.
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On Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:26:49 PM UTC-4, Guv Bob wrote:

loor plan don't know where theirs is either. Crawl space is for extry skinn y people only and the drains I can are buried.

hat deep enough to hit the drain pipe?

y pushing a steel rod down 24 inches into the ground.

Below the frost depth, otherwise it would freeze.

You said something about a crawlspace that was hard to get into. Probably someone needs to take a look in there. May not require more than sticking your head in to take a look, if you're lucky. That's likely where the best access plug for the main sewer line is anyway. I, as well as others, have suggested that it's quite possible the problem is in the 1 1/2" line serving the washer. I for one, wouldn't be screwing around with the main sewer line, when you have no other symptoms that indicate it's the problem, until the washer line has been thoroughly snaked . So far, I think you said the snake only goes so far, won't go through the trap, etc? Why aren't you looking into that? Because it's in the crawlspa ce maybe?
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